Babbling behavior in the sac-winged bat (Saccopteryx bilineata)

@article{Knrnschild2006BabblingBI,
  title={Babbling behavior in the sac-winged bat (Saccopteryx bilineata)},
  author={Mirjam Kn{\"o}rnschild and Oliver Behr and Otto von Helversen},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2006},
  volume={93},
  pages={451-454}
}
Infant babbling in humans and a few other primates plays an important role in allowing the young to practice the adult vocal repertoire during early behavioral development. Vocalizations uttered during babbling resemble, to some degree, the acoustic structure of adult vocalizations and are often produced in long bouts independent of any social context. Similar behavior, termed subsong or plastic song, is known from a variety of songbirds. Here, we show that pups of the sac-winged bat… Expand

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